How do you count your daily blessings?
No matter what each of us are going through (how many can say their life is without a ‘going through’ of some kind?), we need not look very far to find a blessing. It may not be in a bank account or a building.
God’s gifts come in so very many forms.
Today it might be a new blossom on the windowsill or an unusual bird visiting in the back yard. Tomorrow it might be a FaceTime call with a tried and true childhood friend.
God shows up in many ways. To know this, give thanks and count these blessings is to live a richer life. Regardless of what’s in our wallets.
I feel like a kid when I’m near the surf, along the shoreline. The ocean is full of beautiful treasures and not just gold bars and coins. So today I’m sharing a pic of a few recent gifts laid at my feet.
And I want to say I am thankful for each of my fellow bloggers. You also bless me daily.
Keep treadin’ on high,
Can you tell I haven’t been sleeping well lately? With autoimmune it’s kinda like a box of chocolates. Go to bed exhausted and ya still never know what you’re gonna get.
Thankfully, this too shall pass. The Bible has much to say about sleep, and it’s not all positive. But my favorite verse is this:
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” (Proverbs 3:24 NIV)
So I will continue to have conversations with God thru this. Because I know that He’s not sleeping either.
“…he who watches over you will not slumber…” (Psalm 121:3)
May you journey on high places,
Posted in Christian, God, Jesus, poems, poetry
Tagged anxious thoughts, autoimmune disease, cry, dreams, peace, prayer, sleepless
This poem does not reflect on my mood or my thoughts, even though I found it on an old page of notes.
Most of us face sorrow, eventually. Some more than seems fair.
And there IS consolation for everyone! The words consoled, consolation and comfort are found in the Bible numerous times.
One of my favorite verses is in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) where Paul writes: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
Maybe I wrote that poem way back when so that I could share that scripture today. I pray it resonates with and blesses some one.
Posted in God, Jesus, poems, poetry
Tagged comfort, emotions, faith, hope, pain, peace, prayer, sorrow
I think most people would say they’re trying to cope with something. It might be physical or emotional pain or any number of situations involving family or relationships.
But take heart…HOPE rhymes with cope!
Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
There is always hope. It is a gift from God as Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
This was my first attempt at writing an ‘elfchen’ on a challenge from a poet friend on Instagram. I had to start with the word abated.
written after a sweet weekend with my childhood friend who came to town….